I’m a writer and philosopher fascinated by coincidences: those strange, enigmatic experiences that are so often personally meaningful and yet push the boundaries of what we consider scientifically possible. My May 2019 book The Source and Significance of Coincidences presents a wealth of evidence concerning the statistical significance of coincidences, their range of probable causes, and how we can best interpret their implications for our lives. I also write about coincidences on my Psychology Today blog, Mysteries of Consciousness.
On a more personal note, I have written several personal essays on the topics of relationships, spirituality, and the environment, which have appeared in Salon and Orion, among other places. I grew up in a rural area of eastern Virginia but spent almost all of my 20s elsewhere: getting a PhD in philosophy at New York University, falling in love in Paris, teaching philosophy at Brandeis University outside Boston, and living on a 200-year-old retired dairy farm in Brittany, France. Nine years ago I moved home to the rural community where I grew up. I am currently at work on a book-length memoir based on the meaningful coincidences that have shaped so many of the steps along my path through life.